Nominations will be accepted for positions on the University’s Senate and Board of Governors until Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. Opportunities are available for faculty/librarians, staff and students.

The Senate and Board are the two highest governing bodies at the University of Guelph. Members of each help shape the future direction of the University and ensure its resources are stewarded responsibly.

To nominate someone for one of these positions, visit the University Secretariat website. There, you’ll find details on the nomination and election process, available positions and nomination forms.

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What does the Senate do?

The Senate deals mainly with matters of academic policy such as academic misconduct, creating and closing programs, quality assurance, research, and University honours and awards. The Senate also elects the Chancellor.

What does the Board of Governors do?

The Board deals with a wide range of matters including approving the budget, tuition rates, major renovations, new buildings and hiring the University’s president.